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Obsidian Eagle's

Blasphemous Bazaar


META-Poems For A New Millennium

<br>META-Poems For A New Millennium<br><br>

The Flagship of Anti-Poetry — est. 2010





Dice And Dominoes

Dice And Dominoes

Come observe it here at the borders of oblivion

The inexhaustible march of man's temporal parade
Whether Alexander, Constantine or Khan
Every conqueror contributed commonalities
Causality, consistency, conflicts, consequences.

Most men are low denomination dominoes

Simple pushovers that fall into formation
Bowing beneath the oppressive weight of history
Unquestioning participants for social experiments
Where inherent rules work against hard workers.

Yet although they be few, some roll like dice

Chancers clutching onto fine strands of probability
Fewer still are they who luck out and hit the jackpot
Of discovery or innovation—advancing civilization
Thinkers and tinkerers; Tesla, Turing, Elon Musk?

Argue against them (if you feel you must)

But only such visionaries see a shot clearly
Before taking it and hence leaping far ahead
Leaving the rest of us playing in a kid's sandbox
Forming a fortress settlement upon faulty sediment.

So which will you be:

Remembered by virtue of distinction?
Forgotten among these aimless masses?
Or overcome (frozen stiff with indecision)?
Tiles fall flat, but cognize: every toss revives a die!

Don't be shy, REPLY!

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